William Robert Bates

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 8 November 1876, Riverton, New Zealand
  • Died 15 May 1923, Tuatapere, Southland New Zealand
  • Last rank Private/Rifleman
  • Service number 36845
  • Served In Reinforcements J Company, Rifle Brigade, Auckland Regiment
  • Next of Kin Mrs E. Bates (mother), Riverton
  • Pre-war occupation Labourer for Mr Elliot, Lovells Flat, Milton
  • ReligionChurch of England (Anglican)
  • Enlisted20 September 1916
  • Embarkationaboard MHNZT 75 Waitemata, departed 19 January 1917, disembarked Plymouth, England, 27 March 1917.
  • Theatres of operationWestern European 1917-1918.
  • Periods of service149 days in New Zealand and two years 121 days overseas, in Western Europe. Total service of two years and 270 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Carpentaria, 19 May 1919
  • Discharged16 June 1919 on termination of period of engagement
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal
Notes

Profile Photo credit: Otago Witness 8 January 1919 via The Onward Project